snmpsession(3) Library Functions Manual snmpsession(3)
snmpsession - snmpkit functions dealing with a particular snmpsession.
SNMPSESSION *sk_new_session(char *host, void *(start_routine)(SNMPSESSION*), const char *community);
A snmpsession is an opaque data structure which specifies a
The new_snmpsession() creates a new session. The SNMPSOCK should have previously created by the application using, new_snmpsock(). The
host should will be looked up using gethostbyname() and the community string is something like a password in SNMP lingo but it doesn't have
a username associated with it and it is transmitted in clear text within the packets. In most cases, there are a couple of community
strings. One is only allowed to read and the other is allowed to both read and write. The default read-only community name is "public". If
set the community name to NULL, the community name will default to public.
The new_snmpsession_quick() function is very similar to the new_snmpsession() function except the community name always defaults to "pub-
The delete_snmpsock() function is the opposite of the new_snmpsession() function. It frees all memory and resources currently being used by
the SNMPSESSION structure.
The new_snmpsock() and the new_snmpsock_quick() both return a pointer to the newly created snmpsock or NULL if there was an error.
Ben Woodard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The library can possibly throw different kinds of C++ exceptions that won't be caught by the glue code and therefore it can cause your pro-
gram to crash inexplicably.
libsnmpkit(3), snmpsock(3), snmpstructfiller(3), snmptable(3), gethostbyname(3)
GNU snmpkit 0.4 November 2000 snmpsession(3)